Antonio Conte ‘open to a SHOCK return to Juventus’ if the Italian giants sack Max Allegri, with the Tottenham boss yet to extend his contract in north London beyond the end of this season
- The Italian is said to be ‘open’ to a return to a club he managed from 2011-2014
- Conte is yet to sign an extension on his Spurs deal which runs out in 2023
- The 53-year-old was in Turin this weekend visiting his wife and daughter
Antonio Conte has been linked with a sensational return to Juventus should the club sack under-fire boss Max Allegri.
Pressure has increased on Allgeri after Juve suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to bottom of the table Monza at the weekend. The Italian side have also lost both of their opening games in the Champions League.
The Turin club currently sit eighth in Serie A after two wins from their first seven matches. Their poor start to the campaign has fuelled speculation that the club might look to replace Allegri, who has been the subject of criticism from fans.
Antonio Conte is said to be open to a possible return to Juventus if Max Allegri is sacked
If Allegri were to lose his job, current Tottenham boss Conte is said to be ‘open’ to a return to Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
Juve are thought to be encouraged by the fact that Conte has yet to extend his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond next summer.
However, the 53-year-old said in August that he was content in north London and willing to stay for the long haul if the club continued to progress.
Tottenham have made a superb start to the season and are undefeated in the Premier League
Things have certainly progressed on the pitch for Spurs this season, with the club unbeaten so far in the Premier League and only a point off leaders Arsenal.
Nonetheless the Italian has said previously he has ‘unfinished business’ in Turin, and remains Juventus director Pavel Nedved’s number one choice to replace Allegri if he were to be removed from the dugout at the Allianz Stadium.
Conte managed Juventus between 2011 and 2014 and won three Serie A titles before he dramatically fell out with club chief Andrea Agnelli, after feeling he wasn’t backed in the transfer market.
Juventus director Pavel Nedved remains a big fan of Conte and would like him back at the club
Conte famously fell out with Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli towards the end of his stint at the club in 2014 which ended after he felt that he wasn’t getting the backing needed in the market
That animosity continued to grow even after Conte’s departure, and led to the former midfielder famously pointing his middle finger at Agnelli during a Copa Italia match when he was in charge of Inter Milan.
Nedved though remains a staunch supporter of Conte and tried to bring him back to the club in 2019, only for the move to vetoed by Agnelli and instead he moved for Maurizio Sarri.
Conte has been spotted in Turin during the international break, visiting his wife and daughter who still live in the city.